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Futures Dip Ahead Of The Opening Bell

This morning, the S&P 500 Index e-mini futures (ES H2) are declining lower by 4.25 points to 1368.25 per contract. The catalyst for the early decline in the futures market looks to be due to weaker economic data out of China and Europe. Chinese exports dropped by 23.6 percent month over month showing signs of a slowdown. European finance ministers are meeting today to finalize the Greek bailout and discuss potential problems in other Euro-zone nations such as Portugal, Ireland, and Spain. Some stocks that could be in focus today include the iShares MSCI Germany Index Fund (ETF) (NYSEARCA:EWG), iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index (ETF) (NYSEARCA:FXI), iShares MSCI Spain Index (ETF) (NYSEARCA:EWP), and the CurrencyShares Euro Trust (NYSEARCA:FXE). ...Continue reading here: